The Urban Impact of Bicyclists

As urban cycling increases, cities like Seattle are finding that they need to change the way they think about users of the road.
April 21, 2009, 7am PDT | Nate Berg
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"Seattle is a big blip on bicyclists' radar screen. The city's big street repair package, approved by voters a couple years back, provided $27 million for bicycle projects."

"Some cities are more graceful, providing for non-motorized travel, than others. In Seattle, our Department of Transportation does a variation on Jack Wolters' formula."

"It has made provision for bikers, but disrupts (and often endangers) motorists by ripping up streets with badly marked construction projects . . . and inconveniences pedestrians by blocking off sidewalks. Seattle seems to be adjusting to the increased presence of bicyclists on its streets, as are other cities."

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Published on Monday, April 20, 2009 in The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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